Is it wrong that I, a 'grown' 'man,' want to see The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie? I have enjoyed the television show every time I have seen it, and the movie is getting good reviews.
From the NY Times:
In the wake of the recent election, there's been some talk of healing, but until today no single figure has emerged with the capacity to repair the deep fissures in the body politic. We are so hung up on blue states and red states that our only hope may lie in the primary color that has been left off the map. We need something -- or someone -- yellow, and also absorbent and porous enough to soak up the ill will and scrub away the lingering bad feelings.
Now more than ever, the country needs SpongeBob SquarePants, and starting today, in theaters everywhere, he answers the call, with a big-screen rendition of the nautical nonsense that has been delighting Nickelodeon viewers -- including a great many grown-ups without the alibi of children -- for the past five years.
If SpongeBob's nautical nonsense, the brainchild of Stephen Hillenburg, is generally not something you wish, then you may find the 88 minutes of ''The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie'' unbearable in their aggressive, puerile whimsy. True aficionados, on the other hand, will leave wanting more.
Sounds good to me. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a rating of 68% which characterizes it as 'fresh.'